3 weeks playing in a row and getting to the final stages...although she has one week off, not technically becuz she will go to Paris and begin practice, do you guys think she will burn out and suffer an early exit at the French?
I suppose hypotheticallly it could be a factor. Remember last year before her surge at RG, she played very little clay-court tennis leading up to it. She only played one red clay-court event which was Berlin (which she won). Therefore she was relatively fresh.
This year she's played three clay events on the trot, and no match has come that easy at all. Saying that though, Safina looks in tremendous physical shape. I can't actually see Safina's fitness being the thing to let her down.
I hope she doesn't but wouldn't be too suprised if all the matches she's been playing lately take their toll and she loses early at RG. Then again wouldn't be surprised if any of the other top players lose early either, they've all been very inconsistent this year:shrug: